St.Thomas Flight Centre

Introduction

The St. Thomas Flight Centre provides personalized, professional flight training in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our mature, dedicated, career Flight Instructors offer you a diverse range of flight experience. Whether you are interested in flying recreationally or choose aviation as a career, the flight school can assist you in achieving your goals.

The airport is located on Highway # 3, 4km east of Highbury Ave., just 15 minutes south of Highway # 401. Easily accessible, it provides an uncongested flight training environment. School offices are located in the Flight Training Centre and ground school classes are held on site.

The St. Thomas Flight Centre provides personalized, professional flight training in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our mature, dedicated, career Flight Instructors offer you a diverse range of flight experience.

Established in 1996, the St. Thomas Flight Centre offers flight training from the Recreational Pilot Permit through to Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi-Engine Instrument Ratings. The Flight Centre has been granted “Private Career College” status under the Private Career Colleges act, 2005, providing complete training of Commercial Pilots and Flight Instructors. License # 103072.

A flight training program will be customized to suit your schedule. Three Class 1 Instructors are available to teach the Flight Instructor Rating and tail wheel checkouts are also available.

Why Fly?

Make life more interesting! Make yourself more interesting! Become a pilot. Embrace the thrill of the great unknown. Learning to fly is a challenging, rewarding adventure that will expand your horizons.

In addition to acquiring new skills, flying is fun, safe and affordable. What a great way to travel. Experience the freedom of going where you want, when you want. A weekend get-a-way or a day trip is less stressful and more fun.

Career opportunities are expanding.

“Looking farther downstream, we still need to address the predicted shortage of trained flight crew – the ranks of new student pilots remain on the soft side as retirement looms for those in place now.”

Rob Seaman

WINGS Magazine November 2009

Many St. Thomas Flight Centre graduates have attained entry-level positions in commercial aviation…. Aerial photography, fire detection, cargo and passenger service and spray pilot. Dedicated, full-time students can attain their Commercial Pilot Licence in 12-18 months. Where will you be in that time?

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We fulfill dreams whether you want to fly recreationally or become a Commercial Pilot.

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Commercial Licence Pilot Course

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Saint Thomas

Whether you want to fly recreationally or become a Commercial Pilot, the St. Thomas Flight Centre is big enough to serve you and small enough to care! [+]

Obtaining a pilot licence consists of two parts: In-flight training helps you learn and understand the performance of your aircraft. Initial flight training is conducted dual, with an Instructor, until you have achieved a level of competency that allows you to practice solo. The length of time it takes you to reach this stage will depend on your ability and frequency of training. Ground school classes prepare you for the written exam. Classes are recommended for all potential pilots. The course material simplifies the theory of flight and explains topics as diverse as aircraft structure, engine operations, and how to interpret meteorological conditions. Other integral parts of the program include interpreting Canadian air law and developing navigational skills. Second Career training is specially designed to help laid-off Ontarians participate in long-term training for a new job and may be available to pilots who hold a Private Pilot Licence. Whether you want to fly recreationally or become a Commercial Pilot, the St. Thomas Flight Centre is big enough to serve you and small enough to care! Commercial Pilot Licence Age Must be 18 years for the issue of the Licence Medical Fitness Applicant must hold a Category 1 medical Experience Applicant must hold a Private Pilot Licence An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 200 hours flight time in aeroplanes, of which a minimum of 100 hours shall be pilot-in-command time including 20 hours cross-country pilot-in-command flight time Applicant shall have completed 65 hours of commercial pilot flight training with a minimum of: (A) 35 hours dual instruction flight time including (i) 5 hours cross country (ii) 5 hours night, including a minimum of 2 hours of cross-country flight time (iii) 20 hours of instrument flight time (B) 30 hours solo flight time including (i) 25 hours solo flight time emphasizing the improvement of general flying skills of the applicant which shall include a cross-country flight to a point of a minimum of 300 nautical mile radius from the point of departure and shall include a minimum of 3 landings at points other than that of departure (ii) 5 hours solo flight time by night. Knowledge Applicant must obtain not less than 60% on Transport Canada exam (CPAER) Applicant shall have completed 40 hours of ground school and 100 hours flight time prior to writing exam Skill Applicant must pass a flight test with a pilot examiner Applicant must have completed 150 hours of flight training prior to admission to flight test Privileges The holder of a Commercial Pilot Licence may (a) exercise the privileges of a Private Pilot Licence (b) exercise the privileges of a VFR OTT rating (c) while engaged in providing a commercial air service act as pilot-in-command Rates Instructor $65 /hour Cessna 152 $128 /hour [-]

Contact
Location address
44989 Talbot Line, RR#3
Saint Thomas, Ontario, N5P 3S7 CA